With further modifications to the MX-5 for the track, it is becoming less streetable in my opinion. The car certainly has no issues, but my body can’t withstand the abuse on longer trips any longer. We have one more race in the NASA-X season and a Hyperdrive the weekend after, so I definitely wanted something by then. I luckily came across a year old trailer in decent shape for a relatively decent price. All I had to do was weld/paint …

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New Trailer

Well as we’re wrapping up the 2012 season and my daughter is becoming old enough to understand that daddy is gone on Sundays, it was time to take the dive into trailering the RX8 to events. I’ve had an older utility style trailer to move the cars around and haul things, but never really used it to tow to events. That trailer is out and I managed to pick up a better one that I feel will get me, the …

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So time was moving pretty slow. The paint had enough time to cure so some finishing up had to take place. The paint got a cut/buff from a simple orbital. Nothing special, but it got a good polish and wax onto the paint to bring out SOME luster. Overall, the paint job isn’t bad considering the conditions and equipment used. Cheap paint job, why? BECAUSE RACE CAR! Tailights in, paint buffed, and the fuel cell undercoated again. Will probably undercoat …

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So after countless hours of fixing what had to be fixed and getting the car taped up and sealed, it was finally time for color! The bitter truth of this phase though is that at this point we know we’re not making it to the challenge for 2012 and I left a lot of the “badges of honor” on the car. If this was a no holds bar type build, I would have spent several more weeks in body work …

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